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Press Release – Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after 10-week reading intervention
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Press Release – Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after 10-week reading intervention

Change in functional connectivity for the experimental group of autism spectrum disorder participants as a result of the reading intervention. The functional connectivity of the Broca’s area with the rest of the brain and the change in connectivity f...
Press Release – Infants’ superior perception linked to later autism symptoms
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Press Release – Infants’ superior perception linked to later autism symptoms

People with autism are often described as "seeing the world differently." They tend to show superior perception for details, like, for example, the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire's highly accurate representations of cityscapes drawn from memory. Now, re...
Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism
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Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows. The study is the first in more than 20 years to look at long-term o...
Largest-ever study of parental age and autism finds increased risk with teen moms
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Largest-ever study of parental age and autism finds increased risk with teen moms

New York, N.Y. (June 9, 2015) - The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speaks, found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between thei...